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The Head of School & Board Chair

In a second year of schools and students facing challenges unimaginable before the spring of 2020, our community rose to support students, their teachers, and many of the countless operational aspects of the school that allowed us to  thrive. Due to the uncertainty created by the pandemic, we modified our fundraising goal for the year. With your incredible support, we not only met but surpassed that goal, making last year the best for our Annual Fund, ever. We thank you.  

It seems that two dynamics were at work, the first being the true sense of community at Westridge. Here, we experience community as a deep and shared dedication to the importance of girls’ education and the education of Westridge students—every one of whom benefits from the Annual Fund. We experienced unprecedented outreach from parents and alumnae asking how they could step in, knowing that many in our community were impacted financially during the pandemic. These offers included increased annual giving, special gifts for financial aid, and an incredibly generous $100,000 anonymous parent challenge gift that was quickly matched by our families and helped affirm that every gift, no matter the amount, mattered.


Second, we are seeing the fruits of the time and effort our board and volunteers have devoted to creating a culture of philanthropy, and a deeper understanding of the need for annual fund giving at Westridge. Special thanks go to Westridge Parent Association volunteers Don Morgan and Patrick Connor for their distinguished leadership in this endeavor.


In this challenging time for the world and our school, your generosity touched us deeply and made a profound impact in the lives of our students. We are grateful for you.

Richard C. Fung
Board Chair 2020-2021

Elizabeth J. McGregor
Head of School


Board of Trustees

* indicates deceased

Richard C. Fung, Chair
Darrell Chulay Banta ’77
Holly Bowyer
Kristan Browne ’86
Mike Burke
Sigrid Burton ’69
Laureen B. Chang
Kenneth T. Fong
Akila Gibbs
Marc S. Harris
Erik Hovanec
Suzanne D. Icaza
René Ledis

Valerie R. Lemmon ’92
Richard B. Lord
Christine McCarthy
Donald L. Morgan, Ph.D.
John Scott Mulchaey, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Russell ’69
Dr. Rajiv Sachdeva
Darrell Spence
Linda Tolbert, MD
Laurie Stanford Turner ’82
Emily Ko Wang ’93
Teri Wilde ’69, Alumnae

   Board Chair

Trustees Emeriti

Tempe B. Brooks
David C. Elliot*
Ellen Ellis*
Richard N. Frank*
Judith K. Gain
Brooke Larsen Garlock ’70
Dorothy Hughes Matthiessen ’52
David G. Mgrublian
Robert P. Miller*
Helen Johnstone Rose*
James F. Rothenberg*
Susan Shepherd Sweezy*
Shaw B. Wagener


Teri Wilde ’69, Chair
Dana Icaza Banta ’01
Eliza Diop ’10
Mickey Edwards ’86
Veronica Escobedo ’08
Alicia Henry ’01


Karen Huante ’79

Ann Hazeltine Hyde ’66

Emily Miller Karlekar ’95
Julia Tyson La Grua ’71
Shahbano Nawaz ’98
Cassandra Nufable ’12


Monica Oller ’91

Nicole Rabaudi ’90

Marianne Van Vorst Ryan ’79 

Katie Rothenberg Wei ’94

Melissa Wu ’94

Jessica Yang ’10




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Executive Committee

Edie Tyebkhan ’86

Ellen Tsang

Reina Haque
Past President

Tanya Pitre
Vice President Upper School


Jennifer Seaver
Vice President Middle School

Alisa Hale

Vice President Lower School

Don Morgan

Vice President Annual Fund

Mary McCloud
Vice President Communications

Samantha Hayes
Summer Opportunities Fair Chair


Yong Liu

Wendy Wu
Assistant Treasurer

Martha Charles

Valerie Lemmon ’92
Admission Liaison